Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay, whose file remains under consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Conservative MPs who were being investigated over election expenses will not face criminal charges, although one case relating to South Thanet in Kent(...)

Theresa May: The British prime minister is under pressure to “deliver” a clean break with the EU. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

It’s not all about the divorce settlement. This is a central message Ireland will press in Brexit negotiations because there is a real risk talks will(...)

Dublin Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said EU Commission demands for a €60bn  Brexit payment risked causing an ‘acrimonious and incomplete settlement’  between the UK and the EU. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Demands for Britain to pay a so-called divorce settlement of €60 billion to the European Union are unrealistic and risk destroying Brexit negotiations(...)

Labour MP Hilary Benn attended a Brexit meeting in Dublin on Thursday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Britain will not pay a so-called divorce settlement that could be as much as €60 billion to the European Union, a group of TDs and Senators have been (...)